Pimples are something that most of us have experienced. Unfortunately some of us struggle with dealing with them on a daily basis. Pimples do not have to ruin your life; there are real life simple solutions that can teach you how to get rid of pimples overnight. The great thing is that many of these methods cost less than five dollars. If you’re tired of your acne and finally want to give your skin a break read on to discover ways to zap pimples fast.
- Wrap a piece of ice in a clean and dry wash rag or paper towels and sit the ice on the pimple for a for a minute.
- Remove the ice and allow the area to warm up to normal temperature then repeat.
Using the ice method to get rid of pimples reduces the swelling of the area significantly. The chilling of the skin is refreshing and helps treat pain you may be experiencing from large pimples or zits.
How to Get Rid of Pimple Marks with Lemon
Lemon is great for not only brightening dark marks that pimples leave behind but also for treating the pimple itself. All you have to do is dilute the lemon juice with equal parts of water and apply directly to your pimples. You want to leave the lemon treatment on for at least 30 minutes but not too long or you’ll get acid burns. Beware that going outside into the sun with the treatment on will cause burns as well. Rinse your face thoroughly with warm water and apply acne reducing moisturizer.
A question that we are always asked is, “does toothpaste get rid of pimples?” When using toothpaste to treat pimples it is important that you choose the classic white kind. The one that is very pasty. Apply a generous amount of toothpaste to the pimple and the surrounding area. Using toothpaste after the lemon or ice treatment works well. Just remember to keep it on for about 45 minutes and rinse with warm water.
How to Get Rid of Pimple Marks with Honey
Honey is a natural antibacterial agent, use it as a spot treatment on individual pimples. Mix equal parts honey and cinnamon together to form a gentle exfoliating face mask. Massage onto skin in a circular motion and then leave on for 45 minutes. Rinse with warm water until all of the honey has been removed. For best results, follow up with a spot reducing moisturizer.
One of the quickest ways to get rid of pimples is to steam your face for 1-2 minutes and then quickly apply an acne treating cleanser. The reason why steaming works to help get rid of acne is because it opens up the pores. By cleansing with your acne fighting cleanser directly after steaming your face you get a quicker and more thorough result because your pores are already open.
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Aspirin for Reducing Inflammation
This method is maybe a little bit unconventional. But aspirin contains anti-inflammatory ingredients that work to reduce the puffiness of your pimples or zits. All you have to do is crush aspirin and mix it with a few drops of water- just enough to make it into a paste. Another great thing you can do is add 2 aspirins to 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 ½ teaspoons of water. This is a double action cleanser which will help reduce the appearance pimples and treat and even out dark spots.
Daily Cleansing Pads
These pads are normally gentle enough to use on a daily basis to help regulate dirt and oil on the skin. Daily cleansing pads are a great investment for people who exercise or have very oil skin on tend to work and/or play outside often. They will help keep your face from producing too much oil which will prevent breakouts in the long run.
These spin brush cleansers can turn any cleanser into a gentle exfoliator. They work by gently removing residue and dead skin cells. These brushes are a great investment because they prevent the need to keep going out and buying exfoliators. They also allow you to choose how exfoliating you want the cleansing process to be.
Getting Rid of Pimples with Using a Scrub or Exfoliator
If you go this route you will want to use the scrub or exfoliator every day. If you have sensitive skin or skin that is prone to dryness then use the exfoliator every other day. Make sure to read the ingredients. Avoid using harsh scrubs and plastic micro beads. Many scrubs contain crushed walnut shells that actually will cause tears in your face which will create pimples.
Try the Unconventional Oil Cleansing Method
Use grape seed, almond or olive oil to wash your face.
Follow up with removing the oil with witch hazel. Apply the witch hazel to a cotton ball and gently sweep it across your face. You don’t want to press to hard or you’ll irritate the skin.
Moisturize with an oil. Almond oil is ideal.
Turmeric for Pimple Treatment
Turmeric is known for its healing effects. Mix a tablespoon of turmeric with equal parts water or yogurt. Keep the paste on for 40 minutes and then rinse with warm water.
Apply Neem or Tea Tree Oil to the Pimples
These oils are anti-microbial.
Apply directly to the pimple.
Use diluted essential oils & read instructions on the package to avoid harming yourself.
Other Things You Can Do to Get Rid of Pimples
Sea salt and olive oil scrub (equal parts of each).
Apple cider vinegar. Ingest 2 diluted tablespoons or use it directly on your face.
Products with Benzoyl Peroxide.
Retinoid. This substance helps melt away oil secretion.
Use a product with retinol.
Use calamine lotion as an astringent.
Use sulfur rich products or plain ole crushed garlic cloves for an antibacterial solution.
Please note that you should also have a healthy lifestyle- this is the best way to get rid of pimples. This means exercising regularly and having a healthy diet. Drink enough water. Don’t eat large amounts of greasy or sugary foods. Sleep for at least eight hours a night. Shower adequately. This keeps your skin hair and body clean which prevents clogged pores. Relax in the bath, meditate or do yoga to lower stress levels. Breakouts are often linked to stress. Always make sure to wash your clothes and blankets and pillow cases along with any hats (and anything else you like to put on your head). Last but not least, do not use too many products that have acne medicine in them and try to use natural products as much as often.